ANIMAL HEALTH AND ECONOMICS-Foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, Antimicrobial resistance & highly pathogenic avian influenza-SASVPM Event


Foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, Antimicrobial resistance & highly pathogenic avian influenza


Programme for the day (subject to change)

09:30 – Webinar Platform Introduction (Corné Engelbrecht, Savetcon)

09:35 – Welcome & Introduction (Dr Noluvuyo Magadla, SASVEPM Vice President)

09:40 – The global burden of animal diseases programme (Prof. Jonathan Rushton, Professor (Chair) of Animal Health and Food Systems Economics University of Liverpool)

10:20 – The challenges of managing animal health in a developing country considering the importance of livestock to communal farmers (Dr Michael Modisane, Chief Directorate Animal Production and Health Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, South Africa)

11:05 – The impact of ASF, FMD, AI and AMR on animal health, economies and public health in Southern Africa (Prof. F. O. Fasina, Country Team Leader (Tanzania), Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations)

11:45 – Coffee Break (15 minutes)

12:00 – Southern African regional approach for controlling transboundary animal diseases (Dr Misheck Mulumba, Senior Manager Research: Animal Health and Protection Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa)

12:45 – Recommendations, Conclusion, Vote of Thanks and Announcements (Dr Wonderful Shumba (SASVEPM Executive Member) Veterinary epidemiologist Deputy Director: Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development)

13:00 – Close of event

Dear fellow epidemiologist,

You are invited to join our free online training focussing on Animal Health & Economics for Foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, Antimicrobial resistance, and highly pathogenic avian influenza on Wednesday 21 October at 09h30-13h00 GMT+2

If you have not yet registered, you still have time.  Click here to register and book your space.


To register for the event, you have to access the platform through a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Edge.


You can use your mobile but will have limited functionality.

Even if you are unable to attend, you can still register to be able to access the recordings post-event which you can then view at your leisure.

click on the link below to register


If you require assistance with registration, please contact our organisers through or


CPD Accreditation

This event will be accredited for CPD points through the South African Veterinary Council.  You therefor have to ensure you enter your correct SAVC registration number (e.g. H98/12546) upon registration.  All CPD points will automatically be uploaded onto the SAVC portal, against your profile.


We look forward to welcoming you to our webinar on 21 October.

Dr Nelson Matekwe

SASVEPM President